Ed Leone

Trombone Performer - Composer - Arranger - Educator

Biography

Ed has been performing professionally for the past thirty-three years, and in that time has been a highly sought-after trombonist, as well as an accomplished composer and arranger, an experienced and award-winning educator, a knowledgeable and efficient engineer, and a unique and successful producer.

 

Born and raised on Long Island, Ed’s trombone playing brought him to the attention of many throughout his formative years, studying with the late renowned trombonist Donny Heald.  After receiving national recognition in high school, Ed continued to perform under the inimitable Dave Lalama, all the while furthering his studies in music education, composition, arranging, and music technology and recording.

 

Ed has been intimately involved with every facet of the music world, and eagerly shares his talent, time, energy, and effort in many musical milieu.  Ed is a very active performer in the New York music scene, and is currently highlighted in many cover bands, tribute acts, and jazz ensembles in the tri-state area, most recently in the Phil Collins tribute PseudoSsudio, the 70's tribute 45 RPM, the Billy Joel tribute Big Shot featuring Mike DelGuidice, and the Eagles tribute Desert Highway, in addition to being a regular fixture on stage with the club date bands The Projekt, Code Bleu, and the hottest Stage 39 band LUXE.  Ed has also recently published a number of compositions and arrangements for wind ensemble, in addition to having his original work featured in the WB’s hottest online super-heroine webtoon series, Gotham Girls.

 

Ed is currently enjoying his twenty-sixth year as the Director of Bands in the Lynbrook Public Schools, and still resides on Long Island with his wife Christina (Music Director - Maria Regina RC Church - Seaford, NY), his trombonist son Eddie, and his flautist daughter Anna.